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Thyme - You Must Know 5 Benefits About It!

Dr. Prabhat Kumar Bal 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
Thyme - You Must Know 5 Benefits About It!

Thyme is one of the most famous herbs from the mint family. It is a common herb present in every spice set for garnishing and flavouring of the dish. In fact, apart from its modern-day use, it had been used by Egyptians in the process of mummification as well as by the Greeks as a form of incense. However, apart from its culinary uses, it is gaining a reputation as one of the most useful ingredients with several medicinal properties. Some of these medicinal properties are highlighted below.

  1. Regulates Blood Pressure: When it comes to blood pressure, consumption of salt and maintaining a balanced level of cholesterol are the two important things to keep a lookout for. Thyme itself can be used as a substitute for salt. Though the taste would not be quite the same without a trace of salt in the dish, but at least it would benefit your health and keep a balanced level of salt and cholesterol in your body. This would help you in maintaining a balanced blood pressure and also prevent you from falling prey to any kind of heart disease or even diabetes for that matter.
  2. Controls cough and cold: If you feel that you are about to experience an attack of a cough and cold due to seasonal changes or whatever reason, do not forget to keep some thyme at hand. You can make thyme paste and rub it onto your chest. The vapours coming out of it would help in curing cough. Further, thyme oils can always be used for a chest massage or can be rubbed onto the sides of your nostrils. Moreover, drinking warm thyme infused tea helps you in recovering faster.
  3. Boosts immunity: To maintain a proper immune system the body needs, vitamins, minerals, water and various other elements. With thyme being a rich source of vitamin C and Vitamin A apart from having the benefits of iron, manganese, copper and fibre, it is not unusual to know that it boosts the immune system in an individual. Thus, thyme is often consumed in a small quantity with at least one or two dishes of the day. This makes sure that the quantity of thyme entering your body is regulated and is just enough to provide you with all the necessary elements.
  4. Acts as a disinfectant: Mould is an element present in the air which not only causes air pollution but can be fatal to human health. In fact, it hurts those with asthma even more than regular people. One of the easiest ways to get rid of moulds in the air is to regularly use thyme oil in your house. Thyme oil acts as a disinfectant and helps in reducing the concentration of moulds in the air.
  5. Used for therapeutic purposes: Carvacrol is a substance present in thyme which helps it in making a mark as an important compound in aromatherapy. Many essential oils are made of thyme essence. These essential oils are not only used on the skin for massages but also used as incense and de-stressors.

Thus, these are some of the most important uses of thyme apart from adding flavouring to some of your favourite dishes.

HIV AIDS!

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5788 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
HIV AIDS!

When a person is already affected by AIDS, such persons can also develop other problems like tuberculosis, bad cough, pneumonia, continuous headache, body ache, weakness, diarrhea, seizures, loss of memory, abnormal weight loss, loss of concentration, lymph node, and throat swelling thus difficulty in swallowing.
 

Deviated Nasal Septum And Its Homeopathic Management!

Dr. Rajesh Manghnani 87% (260 ratings)
BHMS, PGNAHI, Diploma In Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Sexologist, Bhopal
Deviated Nasal Septum And Its Homeopathic Management!

Deviated nasal septum starts around puberty reaches its full development at the age of 20 yrs. Common in both sexes. Many cases are hereditary. Lack of descent of the palate may cause buckling of the cartilaginous part of septum.

Causes:

  • Septum grow at same rate like root. If septum start growing at rapid rate it becomes buckled to accommodate itself.

  • Congenital cause: Abnormal intrauterine posture may result in compression forces acting on the nose & upper root.

  • Trauma.

  • Cause secondary to trauma, polyp in nose.

Pathology:

1) Deviation are smooth: Deflection which are upper, lower, anterior or posterior septum ( Isolated thickening on septum).

2) Spur: Occur at junction of base & cartilage may predispose to epistaxis from the vessel on their surface.

3) Thickening may result from trauma due to overriding of the cartilaginous fragments.

4) Dislocation: Displacement of the lower edge of the cartilage from the maxillary crust & the vom due to trauma.

The deviation may be 'C' shape, 'S' shape.

Symptoms:

  • Blocking of nose.

  • Sinusital headache secondary to obstruction to drainage of sinuses.

  • Vacuum headache causes by vacuum created in Para nasal sinus due to obstruction in the drainage of the sinus resulting in absorption of the air by the mucosa of the sinus.

  • Neurological headache when septum touches a sensitive part on the lateral wall of the nose.

  • Recurrent rhinitis i.e. nose.

  • Epistaxis: Little area the deviated side of the septum is exposed to atmospheric directly predisposing to drying and crusting of mucosa and tendency to pick the nose.

  • Anosmia due to DNS, perforation of nose

Signs:

  • Deformity of external nose.

  • DNS

  • Secondary hypertrophy of turbinate.

Complications:

  • Recurrent sinusitis due to obstruction to drainage of sinus.

  • Middle ear infection due to forcible blockening  of nose or recurrent upper respiratory infection.

  • Mouth breathing causing infection of pharynx, larynx, trachebronchial tree.

  • Asthma: DNS acts as trigger for bronchospasm.

  • Atrophic rhinitis on the root side of nose.

Differential Diagnosis:

  • Hypertrophied turbinate
  • Polyps

Homoeopathic Materia Medica:

Allium Cepa : Sneezing, especially when entering a warm room. Copious, watery and extremely acrid discharge. Feeling of a lump at root of nose. Hay-fever. [Sabad.; Sil.; Psor.]. Fluent coryza with headache, cough, and hoarseness. Polypus. Catarrhal headache, mostly in forehead; worse in warm room towards evening.

< evening, warm room.

> open air, cold room.

Arsenic Album : Coryza with thin, watery, excoriating discharge. Nose feels stopped up. Sneezing without
relief. Hay-fever and coryza; worse in open air; better indoors. Burning and bleeding from nose. Headaches relieves by cold, other symptoms worse.

< wet weather, after midnight; from cold, cold drinks, or food. Seashore. Right side.

> from heat; from head elevated; warm drinks.

Arum Triphyllum: Acridity is the keynote of the kind of action characteristic of Arum. Soreness of nostrils. Acrid, excoriating discharge,
producing raw sores. Nose obstructed; must breathe through mouth. Boring in the nose. Coryza; discharge blood-streaked, watery. Nose completely
stopped, with fluent, acrid discharge. Hay-fever, with pain over root of nose. Large scabs high up on right side of nose. Face feels chapped, as if from cold wind; feels hot. Constant picking at nose until it bleeds. Headache from too warm clothing, from hot coffee.

< northwest wind, lying down.

Syphilinum: Indicated for Caries of nasal bones, hard palate and septum, with perforation; ozaena.

< at night, sundown to sunrise, seashore, in summer.

> inland and mountains, during day, moving about slowly.

Arundo: A remedy for catarrhal states & Hay-fever. Hay-fever begins with burning and itching of palate and conjunctiva. Annoying itching in the nostrils and roof of the mouth. Coryza; loss of smell. Sneezing, itching of nostrils.

Euphrasia: Patient is better in open air. Catarrhal affections of mucous membranes especially of eyes and nose. Profuse acrid lachrymation and bland coryza; worse, evening. Hawking up of offensive mucus.

< in evening, indoors, warmth; south winds; from light.

Ferrum Phos: Useful medicine for first stage of colds in the head. Predisposition to colds. Epistaxis; bright red blood. The typical Ferr.phos.
subject is nervous, sensitive, anemic with the false plethora and easy flushing of Ferrum. Indicted in pale, anaemic subjects, with violent local
congestions. Haemorrhages are bright from any orifice.

 < at night and 4 to 6 p.m.; touch, jar, motion, right side.

 > by cold applications.
 

Kali Iod: The profuse, watery, acrid coryza that the drug produces serves as a sure guiding symptom, especially when associated with pain in frontal sinus. Violent headache in which pain intense over eyes and root of nose. Nose is red, swollen. Tip of nose red; profuse, acrid, hot, watery, thin discharge. Ozaena, with perforated septum. Sneezing. Nasal catarrh, involving frontal sinus. Stuffiness and dryness of nose, without discharge. Profuse, cool, greenish,
unirritating discharges.

< warm clothing, warm room, at night, damp weather.

> motion, open air.

Nux Vomica: Indicated for stuffing up of nose < at night especially. Also useful for Stuffy colds, snuffles, after exposure to dry, cold atmosphere; worse, in warm room. Coryza is fluent in daytime; stuffed up at night and outdoors; or alternates between nostrils. Bleeding in morning. Acrid discharge, but with stuffed up feeling. Frontal headache, with desire to press the head against something.

< morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.

> from a nap, if allowed to finish it; in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather, strong pressure.

Silicea: There is Itching at point of nose. Dry, hard crusts form, bleeding when loosened. Nasal bones sensitive. Sneezing in morning. Obstructed and loss of smell. Perforation of septum. Headache in which pain begins at occiput, and spreads over head and settles over eyes. Silica patient is cold, chilly, hugs the fire, wants plenty warm clothing, hates drafts, hands and feet cold, worse in winter. Great sensitiveness to taking cold.

< new moon, in morning, from washing, during menses, uncovering, lying down, damp, lying on, left side, cold.

> warmth, wrapping up head, summer; in wet or humid weather.

Merc Sol: Useful for Cold & Coryza in which there is much sneezing, in sunshine. Coryza; acrid discharge, but too thick to run down the lip; worse, warm room. Nostrils raw, ulcerated; nasal bones swollen. Yellow-green, fetid, pus like discharge. Pain and swelling of nasal bones, and caries, with greenish fetid ulceration. Nosebleed < at night. Copious discharge of corroding mucus.

< at night, wet, damp weather, lying on right side, perspiring; warm room and warm bed.

Natrum Mur: Useful for violent, fluent coryza, lasting from one to three days, then changing into stoppage of nose, making breathing difficult.
Discharge thin and watery, like raw white of egg. Violent sneezing coryza. Infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing.
Loss of smell and taste. Internal soreness of nose. Dryness. Frontal sinus inflammation.

< noise, music, warm room, lying down about 10 a. m;, at seashore, mental exertion, consolation, heat, talking.

> by open air, cold bathing, going without regular meals, lying on right side; pressure against back, tight clothing.

Aurum Mettalicum: Indicated for Ulcerated, painful, swollen, obstructed nose. Inflammation of nose; caries; fetid discharge, purulent, bloody. Boring
pains in nose; worse at night. Putrid smell from nose. Sensitive smell. Horrible odor from nose and mouth.
Knobby tip of nose.

< in cold weather when getting cold. Many complaints come on only in winter; from sunset to sunrise.

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Amla (Indian Gooseberry) - 5 Ways It Benefits Your Health!

Dr. Anand Tembhurnikar 87% (48 ratings)
BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Nagpur
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) - 5 Ways It Benefits Your Health!

“Health is wealth”, this is a proverb that all of us have been acquainted with ever since childhood, but not many of us pay it the importance that it deserves. One of the best ways to keep your health, in the form it should be kept by opting for power foods and topping that list of the most effective power foods is the Indian Gooseberry (Amla).

Why Indian Gooseberry?
Amla has been recognised as the powerhouse of variety of nutrients, all of which are geared towards aiding and nurturing one or the other part of your body. Amla or the Indian Gooseberry is an important part of Ayurveda medicine as well and is prescribed by all the Ayurvedic specialists either in the form of medicine or as a part of their patient’s daily diet

  1. Combats cough and flu: According to Ayurvedic specialists, Amla is a brilliant cure for a general cough and flu. Mixing two teaspoons of the amla juice with two teaspoons of honey and consuming it on a regular basis can help with curing cough and cold in a shorter span of time compared to any other medication.
  2. Is a great cure for anti ageing: Amla is referred to as a super fruit that helps with controlling ageing. The fact that it owns a high content of antioxidants allows it to reduce the chances of cell damage. It is also useful in fighting the different side effects of the free radicals also assists it in withholding signs of ageing.
  3. Works against heart diseases: Consumption of high cholesterol food leads to high cholesterol level in your blood. The floating of cholesterol on the blood leads to the blockage of crucial arteries and veins, leading to a number of cardiac diseases. It halts the building of bad cholesterol in the blood vessels and thus reduces the chances of a heart attack. Not only does it serve the above-mentioned functions but also stops the heart from thickening or clogging.
  4. Works towards reducing blood sugarFruits that are generally high in polyphenol are able to help the body combat the ill effects of high blood sugar. Since Indian Gooseberry has a high content of polyphenol, it helps diabetic patients in better absorption of insulin, thus helping in the reduction of blood sugar levels.
  5. Treats ulcer: Amla is recognised to have very high antibacterial properties which help it to prevent any kind of ulcer. The fact that amla is high in vitamin c also reduces the chance of mouth ulcers, which are often caused due to the deficiency of the same. Amla also assists in bringing down the acidity level in the body, which all in all eliminates any chance of ulcer creation in the body.

According to researchers and Ayurvedic medical experts, there is a whole list of other benefits that Indian gooseberries extend to us. Some of these other benefits include- immediate relief from constipation, influences hair growth, prevents lice, reduces pigmentation and gives a natural glow to the skin, cools the body down, improves eyesight and much, much more.

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Chronic Cold - How To Treat It With Home Remedies?

Dr. Khalid Bin Habib 86% (132 ratings)
B.U.M.S
Ayurveda, Etawah
Chronic Cold - How To Treat It With Home Remedies?

Chronic cold is caused by a variety of virus. They attack the mucous membrane to start with and go on replicating with every passing hour. Typical symptoms are sore throat, cough, sneezing and fatigue. There are enough home remedies that can successfully address the symptoms of chronic cold and get the stalwart immune system works faster.

  1. Ginger tea: A cup of freshly prepared hot ginger tea will instantly show results for a chronic cold. The compound gingerol found in ginger can sharply cut down inflammation of the mucous membrane. It also creates a safe passage for the mucus to flow out of the body. The tea not only tastes good, but adds the much needed fluid that the body requires during the cold. 2 cups of ginger tea in a day is good enough to drive the cold away.

  2. Steam: Steam in any form is a great agent to eradicate cold and cough from within. Be it in the form of tea, a hot bath or simply breathing in and out from a hot bowl, steams are wonder agent for chronic cold and cough. Certain agents such as peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus leaves can be mixed with hot steam and the same can be inhaled for quick relief from a stuffy nose. The antiviral effects of the above mentioned agents can dislodge congestion, make way for the mucus and give relief from throat relief.

  3. Syrup of honey and onion: If the chronic cold is accompanied with a nasty cough and with yellow sputum, a combination of honey and onion juice can be a wonder agent. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of this mix help to loosen the phlegm from the chest. It also reduces the swelling of the throat and can keep the fatigue down.

  4. Cough syrup: This syrup is not the ones that are available over the counter. It is prepared from liquorice root, ginger, marshmallow root and cinnamon. This syrup will readily arrest sore throats, soothe the mucous membrane and clear the phlegm from inside. For some test improvement, one spoon of honey can be added to make the syrup drinkable. 2 tablespoons of this syrup should be consumed twice in a day before any meal.

  5. Salt bath: A salt bath comprising of scented salt, hot water, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil can ease the body from tiredness and congestion. It is a welcome relief from the nasty cold. A bath of 15 minutes can relax the body and reduces body pain if any.

  6. Gargle: The old fashioned gargle is one of the best remedies for getting over from chronic cold and cough. Warm water along with salt, cider vinegar, and dried sage is necessary to make the solution. Gargle helps to clear the mucus, fixes voice and gives relief from chest uneasiness.

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Treatment of Cough And Cold!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Cough And Cold!

Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold
What is Cough & Cold
Symptoms of Cough & Cold
Causes of Cough & Cold
Risk factors of Cough & Cold
Complications of Cough & Cold
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Cough & Cold
Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold
Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathy not only treats the cold cough and other symptoms that occur due to weather sensitivity but also cures ones sensitivity to cold. Homeopathy offers a very promising and an effective solution to cold sensitivity problem. Following are some homeopathy remedies for cough and cold.

Aconitum
Arsenic album
Bryonia
Nux vomica
Belladonna
Pulsatilla
Phosphorus 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold

Acupressure has long been used to alleviate a variety of recurrent conditions, including disorders of the respiratory system like repeated coughing. The most basic method of using acupressure is to locate an appropriate acupressure point, which is a node on a pathway of energy through the body, and apply pressure using the tip of the finger, the knuckle or a soft rounded object, such as a pencil eraser. Pressure is usually applied for 1 to 3 minutes. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Cough and Cold

In cases where person is getting repeated attacks and it is found to be due to low immunity which has stress and other psychological issues at its base, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy eradicates the root cause, improves immunity and eliminates repeated cough and cold.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Chlorpheniramine maleate, Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate are the effective formula to control cough. Sometimes Chlorpheniramine maleate is replaced by Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride to get another formula. Tebutaline Sulphate and Bromhexine Hydrochloride are also used to control cough problem in the allopathic medication 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold

Avoid tea, coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed foods.
Avoid soft drinks, candies, ice-cream, and all products made from sugar and while flour.
In breakfast you can take fresh fruit, a glass of milk, sweetened with honey and some seeds or nuts.
In lunch you should take prepared steamed or lightly cooked vegetables, whole wheat tortilla and a glass of buttermilk. 
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold

Yoga helps in the Precautions & Prevention of cold and boosts the immune system. Simple cough and cold can be easily treated through cold. In fact regular practitioners of Pranayams can easily prevent you from regular cold and cough. 

What is Cough & Cold?

Cough & Cold is most common illness. Coughing occurs when the nerve endings in your airways become irritated. A cough can be acute or chronic, depending on how long it lasts. Cold is an infection of your nose and upper airways. It may be caused by several different viruses.

Symptoms of Cough & Cold

Following are the symptoms of Cough & Cold:

Low fever with body pain
Running or blocked nose
Sneezing
Sore throat
Congestion
Headache
Loss of appetite
Laziness or Lethargy
Insomnia

Causes of Cough & Cold

The most common causes of an acute cough & Cold include:

The common cold
Acute sinusitis
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations
Allergic rhinitis

Risk factors of Cough & Cold

Viral infection
lung infection
Allergic rhinitis
Asthma
Croup
Bronchiolitis

Complications of Cough & Cold

Sinus Infection
Acute ear infection
Asthma attacks.
Pneumonia
Diagnosis of Cough & Cold

Cough and Cold are common illness that you can usually diagnose yourself and can be treated at home. You can consult your doctor on the basis of your condition. 

Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold

Remember that the best “treatment” for a cold is Precautions & Prevention.

Wash hands regularly
Dink a lot of water
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Avoid direct or indirect contact with people who have colds or fevers.
Take multivitamin, which are available at health food stores
Avoid actions such as biting nails and rubbing eyes
Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils

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Goodbye Problems - Welcome Festive Season

Dr. Gauri Kadlaskar Palsule 90% (450 ratings)
MD- Homoeopathy
Homeopath,
Goodbye Problems - Welcome Festive Season

Some extra care along with regular medicines will definitely relieve your physical as well as mental concerns during festivals.

Along with festival preparations, it is necessary to remain fit and healthy. With adequate precautions and the essential medication, you can safely wipe the troubling diseases and enjoy the celebrations. Do not restrict yourself from sweets or let the noise pollution worry you; keep yourself healthy and go ahead with a bang.

The sweet tooth

If you follow a routine and check your sugar levels in the case of diabetes, do not refrain yourself from sweets. Diabetes, may it be Type 1 or Type 2, regular intake of medicines and proper diet should always be your priority. Let me also share a few tips to pamper your sweet tooth along with controlling sugar levels and diabetes.

  • Purchase your medicines ahead of time and take them regularly.

  • Portion control is the key, you can enjoy all the sweet food provided you keep a check on the quantity of food.

  • Prepare the sweets at home for yourself to remain in control of the quantity of sugar.

  • In the case of fasting, by consulting your physician, adjust your medicines according to your meal timings.

  • A daily check on your sugar level is a must.

Regulate sugar levels Biocombination no.7 , take 3 ablets a day after food for a period of 5 days or during celebration
To deak with the weakness associated with the festivities Acid Phos 200CH , 6 pills a day for a period of 5 days
General dosage during festivals Natrum Phos 3X 3 tablets twice a day after meals for a period of five days

Dealing with pollution

Festivals bring along noise and air pollution with them, making us a victim. We can set these roadblocks aside with health care measures. To avoid breathlessness and bronchial problems, let me share a few tips; it will clear off the clog in your lungs so that you can enjoy irrespective of the environmental conditions.

  • Avoid visiting polluted areas or areas where you may feel stuffy. At home, if possible, use good quality air filter for your room if you are very allergic to such situations.

  • To avoid sudden triggers, make sure you take your asthma medicines on time.

  • Regular pranayama and yoga will keep your lungs healthy and deep breathing or blowing balloons will help increase lung capacity.

  • Refrain from fried foods, and while frying at home, keep all the windows open to allow air circulation. Switch on the exhaust.

  • Avoid bursting  firecrackers which release a lot of smoke as it not only affects asthma or bronchial patients but also healthy people around you.

To prevent breathlessness and wheezing Ipecac 30CH , 6 pills once a day for a period of 5 days
For sudden episodes of breathlessness associated with wheezing Ipecac 30CH 6 pills thrice a day for a period of 3 days
Breathlessness along with cough and expectoration Antim Tart 30CH , 6 pills twice a day for a period of 5 days
Breathlessness triggered by overeating Carbo Veg 30CH, 6pills thrice a day for period of 3 days

 

Sound mind and sound body

Your brain should be as healthy as your body. Undoubtedly festivities bring joy and rejuvenate us; however, the hustle, the stress and the anxiety of perfect celebrations can lead to disturbed mental health. Right medication and a calm mind can help you work efficiently and enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy the celebrations with a positive approach, and let these suggestions help you.

  • Do not forget to exercise and keep yourself hydrated.

  • Keep a check on anxiety, try to keep calm, and take medicines.

  • Regularly practising pranayama and yoga regularly would prove to be extremely helpful to release stress.

  • Connect with your friends or family; talk your heart out. Let the warmth of celebrations de-stress you.

Anxiety, nervousness

Kali Phos 30CH, 8 pills at night, start this meidicne 3 days before the celebrations begin and continue for a period of 10 days

Rescue remedy ( bach flower remedy) 6 drops thrice a day with warm water for a period of 10 days

Sadness and depression Ignatia 200CH 6 pills twice a day for a period of 6 days along with Passiflora mother tincture 10 drops with water at night for a period of 6 days
Irritabilty and anger Kali Phos 6X, 4 tablets thriec a day before meals for a period of 10 days. Chamomilla 30CH 6 pills thrice a day for 5 days to control anger and irritability in children.

 

Armed with this information, leave all your healthcare worries behind and immerse yourself in the joy and celebrations in the festive season.

 

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Seasonal Viral Fever, Cough And Cold - Watch Out!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Seasonal Viral Fever, Cough And Cold - Watch Out!

Viral fever is a cumulative term which refers to a group of viral infections and is characterised by high fever, headaches, body ache, burning in the eyes, nausea and vomiting. It usually comes in package with severe cough and cold.

It actually is not an ailment but is the result of an underlying cause, which is viral infection. This infection can occur in any part of the body such as lungs, intestines, air passage, etc., and the high fever is the sign of immune system of the body fighting against the invasion of viruses.

How does viral fever, cough and cold occur?

Just like its name, 'viral fever' travels from one person to another. Whenever an infected person yawns, coughs, sneezes or even talks, he/she releases tiny fluids in the environment, putting the nearby people at risk of suffering from the infection.

The infection may occur due to mosquito, tick bites or by coming in contact with the infected person’s blood or semen.

Symptoms:

Symptoms:The symptoms of viral fever include:

  • High fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Severe weakness
  • Muscle and body ache
  • Painful tonsils
  • Sore throat
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Running nose
  • Cough

Diagnosis

As the symptoms of the viral fever have too much resemblance to other diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, typhoid, etc., it is better to consult a doctor before taking any random antibiotic. The doctors often recommend blood test to be sure about your disease before beginning with the treatment.

Treatment

As there are no antibiotics for viral fever, the doctors prefer prescribing fever-reducing medicines. If a doctor is prescribing antibiotics, then it is to ensure that you do not get infected with any other viruses while being sick.

It is always very important to complete the full course of antibiotics recommended by the doctor. If you stop taking the medication midway, your body will create antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the same medicines will become ineffective.

How can we prevent viral fever?

Keeping ourselves and our daily activities clean and maintaining appropriate distance from infected people is the best prevention for the disease. Some prevention measures are as follows:

  • Wash hands properly before eating
  • Avoid eating outside in open areas
  • Always cover your mouth while coughing, sneezing or yawning
  • Drink as much water as you can

The doctors, however, do not give any dietary restrictions, but it is always good to follow a balanced diet and completing the course of prescribed medicines prescribed by the doctor.
 

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Ear Nose And Throat Problems - Learn How Homeopathic Can Help!

Dr. Atul Kundalia 87% (10 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Medicine
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Ear Nose And Throat Problems - Learn How Homeopathic Can Help!

The ear, nose and throat may seem disconnected but in fact are very closely connected. For this reason, a cold often turns into a cough and earaches are common symptoms of throat infections. ENT or ear, nose and throat problems are very common and can affect children and adults. Homeopathy can be very effective in treating ENT problems. Here are a few common ENT problems and homoeopathic remedies that can be used to treat them.

Common cold
Whether a cold is minor or severe it can cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. If not caught in time, a cold can turn into a cough, chest congestion etc. A cold can cause nasal discharge, burning eyes, sneezing, headaches etc. Some of the homoeopathic remedies used to treat a cold are:

  1. Aconite Nap: This is used in cases where a cold is brought on suddenly by a change in climate or exposure to cold winds.
  2. Allium cepa: A cold that leads to a watery discharge from the eyes, a bitter nasal discharge and crusting around the nostrils and upper lip may be treated with Allium Cepa.
  3. Euphrasia: A cold that causes acrid discharge form the eyes and inflammation can be treated with euphrasia.
  4. Arsenicum album: A blocked nose that is accompanied by crusting of nasal discharge on the upper lips and around the nostrils can be treated with this homoeopathic remedy.

Nasal polyps
A fleshy swelling that grows in the lining of the nasal tissue and in the sinuses can create nasal congestion and blockages in the nose. This is often seen in cases where the person suffers from asthma or hay fever.

Some of the homoeopathic remedies for this condition are:

  1. Pulsatilla: People who benefit from the use of pulsatilla to treat nasal polyps are usually thirsty and prefer being outdoors.
  2. Sanguinaria: Nasal polyps that cause heightened sensitivity to odours can be treated with sanguinaria. In such cases, the patient often suffers from nasal polyps on their right side.
  3. Teucrium: In cases where a person suffers from repetitive nasal polyps along with fibroids or other polyps can be treated with this homoeopathic remedy.

Sore throat: 

Sore throats are as common as colds or the flu. Depending on the symptoms presented it can be treated with a number of homoeopathic remedies. These include:

  1. Belladonna: This can be used to treat sore throats that make the tongue appear coated and gives the person a flushed pallor.
  2. Calcarea carbonica: Sore throats that are associated with the development of large glands on the neck may be treated with this remedy.
  3. Lac caninum: This can be used to treat sore throats accompanied by pain that moves from one side to the other.
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Best ENT Specialist in Delhi

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best ENT Specialist in Delhi

Hearing problems or ear infections or suffering from sinusitis, allergies, nasal blockage. Don’t know what to do? You need an ENT specialist. But who is the best ENT specialist in Delhi? An ENT specialist is also called otolaryngologist, who deals with speech disorders, ear problems or nasal problems and deformities. Here are few of the best ENT specialist in Delhi:

1. Dr. Shalabh Sharma

MBBS, MS - Otorhinolaryngology, DNB - Otorhinolaryngology, DLORCS, FRCS - Otolaryngology

Dr. Sharma is a well renowned and senior Ear-Nose Throat (ENT) Specialist. He has 27 years of experience and holds a Limca Book of Records for pioneering endoscopic sinus surgery for a complicated tumor. He has done several fellowships internationally and areas of special interest  to him are Pediatric Otolaryngology, & Neurotology. He is member of several reputed institutes and associations. H is associated with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and ENT & Dental Centre

Consultation fees: ₹1500 - 1800 

2. Dr. Anurag Tandon

MS - ENT, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS

Dr. Anurag Tandon is one of the very senior doctors who has 34 years of experience. He currently practices at Park View ENT Clinic in Mayur Vihar Ph-II, Delhi and Max Multispeciality Hospital. His areas of specialization are eardrum rupture treatment, head and neck cancers, phono surgery, tonsillectomy. He is a life time member of Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI),Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI).

Consultation fees: ₹1000 - 1400 

3. Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Dhirendra Singh Kushwah has more than 16 years of experience as ENT Surgeon. He is associated with Rockland hospital & ORL clinic, as well as runs his own clinic-  Gynae & ENT Clinic at Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi. His clinic is well equipped to treat various conditions like nasal disorders like blockage, nose bleeding, rhinoplasty,  tonsillitis and sinus.

Consultation fees: ₹500-1000

4. Dr. Sumit Mrig

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)

Dr. Mrig with 16 years of experience is a well known name in his feretinity. He is recipient of many awards and has presented India internationally through his seminars, research and academic papers. He is associated with Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital and Sankalp ENT & Cochlear Implant Centre. He has many professional memberships like Cochlear Implant Group of India, ISCON, National Academy of Medical Sciences etc. He treats foreign body removal, tonsillitis, hearing and speech impairment.

Consultation fees: ₹700-1200

5. Dr. Manni Hingorani

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Manni Hingorani, is a reputed Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist in South Delhi with 14 years of experience. She is associated with best hospitals as a visiting consultant at Max healthcare Saket City Hospital, St. Stephen’s Hospital, Gurgaon and Max Medcentre, Panchsheel. She also has her own private practice called Three Senses in Neeti Bagh. She is a recipient of  golden medal award for best research paper at the North West AOI Conference, held at Rohtak in 2008.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. K.K Handa

DNB, MBBS, MNAMS, MS(ENT)

Dr. K.K Handa has more than 30 years of experience as Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist. He runs his private practice at ENT Clinic & Matritva Maternity. He is an active member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is known for his treatment and services like- Laryngostroboscopy, Laser Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS using XOMED & Smith Nephew Microdebrider.

Consultation fees: ₹500

7. Dr. Madhulika Sharma

MBBS, DNB (ENT)

Dr. Madhulika Sharma has 9 years of experience as ENT Specialist in New Delhi. She specialises in  treatment of cold cough, throat ache, sinusitis, sneezing, allergic rhinitis, ear pain and hearing loss. She runs her private practice at Sharma ENT clinic, Delhi.

Consultation fees: ₹300

8. Dr. Geeta Kathuria

M.B.B.S, MS ENT, MRCSEd ENT, Fellowship Golf, IFHNOS Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology U.S.A

Dr. Geeta Kathuria is a well known name as ENT specialist or Otorhinolaryngologist in Delhi. She has an experience of 15 years and is working with Fortis Hospital, Okhla. She is known for her treatment for tonsillectomy and nasal endoscopy. Besides this she also has special interest in paediatric ENT as well as head and neck surgeries related to onco, or thyroid and salivary gland. She is a life member of  AOI, Delhi & FHNO

Consultation fees: ₹500- 1000

9. Dr. B. B. Khatri

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Khatri with 34 years of experience is a prominent name among ENT surgeons. During his tenure he has performed micro-laryngeal surgery, cosmetic nose surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also known for his perfection when it comes to micro-ear surgical procedures. Not only he is member of some esteemed associations, but has also holds some reputed positions in them.  He has written and published more than 8 papers in various reputed national and international medical journal. His special area of interest are snoring & sleep disorders, hearing problems, surgery for deviated nasal septum.

Consultation fees: ₹800

10. Dr. Rajeev Nangia

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Rajeev Nangia a renowned Ear-Nose-throat (ENT) Specialist  with 3 decades of experience, he is currently practicing in Karol Bagh, Delhi. He is associated with Apollo Spectra Clinic in Karol Bagh, Delhi and also practices at Ratan ENT Clinic, Delhi. He is known for his comprehensive approach and warmth. He is an alumni of Rohtak Medical college, and a lifetime member of AIRS, AOI, IMA and ISO. Dr. Nangia specializes in treating cochlear implant, hearing and speech impairments, epistaxis (nosebleed) treatment, throat and voice problems, tonsillitis and nasal disorders.

Consultation fees: ₹650- 800

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